Mohamed Enver Surty
|Deputy Minister of Basic Education|
11 May 2009
|Born||15 August 1953|
|Political party||African National Congress|
Mohamed Enver Surty MP (born 15 August 1953) is a South African politician serving as the current Deputy Minister of Basic Education in the cabinet of President Jacob Zuma. He is a member of the African National Congress.
A lawyer by education, he served as deputy minister of education from April 2004 till September 2008. He was deployed to the ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development in September 2008 serving as Minister until 2009.
Deputy Minister Surty was born on 15 August 1953. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Durban-Westville, Honours degree (Philosophy), and BProc degree from University of South Africa (UNISA). He completed an LLM degree in Constitutional Litigation from University of the Western Cape (UWC) in 1996 and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher education. He was admitted as Attorney in 1977 and practiced as an attorney and human Rights Lawyer in Rustenburg from 1977 until 1994. He became a Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development from September 2008 to May 2009, but also had served as Member of Parliament from 1994 until 2004. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Constitutional Assembly and negotiator for the ANC on the Bill of Rights.